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Organic Sessions To-Date vs Month to Month

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I am comparing organic sessions by country for the current year (2016) and when the entire date range is selected from Jan 2016-Oct 2016 it gives me a completely different total than the month-to-month totals tallied up. There's actually a 3,420 session discrepancy that I'm totally lost on. 

 

Why is there such a difference in these reports? Which one is the more accurate depiction  of organic sessions by country? 

Organic Sessions To-Date vs Month to Month

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Hi Julianne,

 

How many sessions are we talking about here? If you're using the free version of GA, looking at 2 dimensions together such as Medium and Country will cause Google to sample your data if sessions are above 500K. I believe the default sampling is set to around 250K sessions but you can use to slider to increase to about 500K. 

 

Best,

Mike 

 

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Hi Mike,

 

Thank you! Yes, for YTD it's showing over 600K sessions. I was only able to move the slider to show 50.68% of the sessions which helped in closing the gap on my figures. Thanks again!